Apple iPhone 5S went on sale on Friday, and the gold model beat all and depleted stocks. The iPhone 5S gold has already sold out on day one.
The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have finally arrived in stores, and the iPhone 5S gold model has beat all other variants including 5C. However, Apple hasn’t provided data on pre-orders that began on September 13th and the estimated progress of distribution, based on the availability of stocks in stores and online.
Starting Friday, the selected Apple stores have opened their doors nationwide. As expected, there have been long lines of fans are ready to get their hands on the new iPhone 5S. For the modest iPhone 5C, situations are calmer, because of the pre-orders and the average availability of models while inventories are seemingly low almost everywhere for iPhone 5S.
According to The Verge, the iPhone 5S gold model’s shipping date has slipped to October in the US, UK and Australia on online stores. Additionally, WSJ reports a sudden request to increase the running production of Apple iPhone 5S that took less than 30 minutes to slip to October availability.
Consumers seem to be focused on the glittering gold model. The first market to glut has been Hong Kong, and after a few minutes, the availability has made a direct jump to the first week of October. Shortly after the other online stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and France have started showing the same waiting times for the same version.
Indeed, it’s not something new. Every new iPhone always accompanies by a couple of weeks of very low stock. However, the Cupertino Company didn’t even started pre-orders, but according to reports, the Space Grey model covers 3/4 of the stock, so the silver and gold models are harder to find.
Now, Apple is trying to handle the situation in an intelligent way so that not too many users will remain disappointed. According to unconfirmed sources, there are rumors that the company has plans to launch a new version of Apple store app with a dedicated section to monitor the stock in real time. Hence, the consumers will be able to know the availability of devices before standing in long queues.